I love roasted veggies and my husband really appreciates a good serving of duck. Combine the two and you get these duck bacon wrapped veggies with sweet balsamic drizzle. The ingredient deck is short and the method is simple which makes it the perfect weeknight or weekend appetizer and side. I've also roasted the veggies, then tied them and then fried them for a really crispy outside before but if you want to keep it healthier follow the method below and put them in the oven. Also feel free to add and remove any specific vegetables you prefer. Wrapping with beef fry as an alternative to duck is a great choice as well.
Here's my recipe:
Duck Bacon Wrapped Veggies with Sweet Balsamic Drizzle
3 oz. Pelleh Poultry Kosher Cured Smoked Duck Fry
1 Large Zucchini, trimmed and cut lengthwise into thin spears
1 Large Yellow Squash, trimmed and cut lengthwise into thin spears
1 Red Pepper, trimmed and cut lengthwise into thin spears
1 Teaspoon Fresh Chopped Garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Tsp. Cumin
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with greased parchment paper.
2. Once you've cut your veggies into even sized spears, make a bundle of about 2-3 of each veggie- zucchini yellow squash and red pepper. Add a bit of fresh chopped garlic to each bunch and then tie each bundle up with a piece of duck bacon. Then lay each one out on the baking sheet with the tied end downwards . Sprinkle them with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle with olive oil. Then put them in the oven to roast for 20 minutes.
3. In the meantime prepare your glaze. In a small sauce pan combine balsamic vinegar, honey and cumin. Heat over low-medium heat and allow the vinegar to cook out for a couple of minutes while whisking constantly. Allow it to thicken up slightly before removing it from the flame.
4. Once 20 minutes has passed, remove the veggie bundles from the oven and drizzle with the sweet balsamic glaze. Then put back into the oven for another 2-3 minutes. Remove and serve immediately or reheat when ready to serve.
I really hope you will give my Duck Bacon Wrapped Veggies with Sweet Balsamic Drizzle a try! Don't forget to leave me a comment below letting me know what it was like if you do! Criticisms and advice are welcome too! And feel free to tag me on Instagram or post your photo on my facebook page as well.
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